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Increasing the Value of Professional Body Computer Science Degree Accreditation / Alastair Irons; Tom Crick; James H. Davenport; Tom Prickett

Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE'21)

Swansea University Author: Tom, Crick

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DOI (Published version): 10.1145/3408877.3439678

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This poster shares the progress related to an evaluation of computer science degree professional body accreditation, framed through an ongoing national review in the United Kingdom (UK). While this review substantially focuses on the UK, other countries, including South Africa and Ireland, have adop...

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Published in: Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE'21)
Published: ACM
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa55924
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Abstract: This poster shares the progress related to an evaluation of computer science degree professional body accreditation, framed through an ongoing national review in the United Kingdom (UK). While this review substantially focuses on the UK, other countries, including South Africa and Ireland, have adopted a similar accreditation regime; furthermore, this work is evaluated in the context of the Washington Accord review, taking into account the memorandum’s impetus for increased consistency in the UK. In parallel with this international review, the UK’s Engineering Council is seeking to enhance and modernise the processes and procedures for degree accreditation (which includes the award of the protected professional title "Chartered Engineer") and the introduction of the new set of accreditation expectations on approved institutions. The review includes consideration of the value of accreditation to universities, students and employers. It was initiated in 2016 following two major national reviews looking at computer science and wider STEM degree accreditation. The intent is to better understand the value of professional body accreditation in computer science, as well as how to co-create improved outcomes for all accreditation stakeholders.
College: College of Arts and Humanities